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(p. 109) Step 5: Avoiding Preventable Breaches of Confidentiality 

(p. 109) Step 5: Avoiding Preventable Breaches of Confidentiality
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(p. 109) Step 5: Avoiding Preventable Breaches of Confidentiality
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Mary Alice Fisher

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199752201.003.0009
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date: 06 April 2020

Chapter 8 discusses avoiding preventable breaches of confidentiality, which can include appropriate conversations in inappropriate places, potentially appropriate disclosures made without appropriate consent, overdisclosures, accidental disclosures; and ‘technology glitches’ (transporting patient data on laptops or disks that are easily lost or stolen). It covers ethical responsibilities, avoidable pitfalls, and practice pointers.

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